CHA News Article

Providers Should Be Aware of Leuconostoc Bacteremia Associated With Total Parenteral Nutrition
Contact California Department of Public Health if cases are identified

The California Department of Public Health has alerted providers that two cases of Leuconostoc bacteremia, associated with total parenteral nutrition, are being investigated in children in Illinois. California health care providers that identify a case of Leuconostoc bacteremia associated with total parenteral nutrition should contact the department’s Healthcare-Associated Infection Program at HAI@cdph.ca.gov. Basic information to report includes pharmacy/total parenteral nutrition supplier, lot numbers, dates of use, places of purchase, dates of purchase and home health agency, if applicable.

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